FairTax Act Now – Make April 15th Just Another Day


I just completed my annual tax paperwork and I am exhausted — and peeved.
I want to reiterate about the 16th Amendment unconstitutional, unfair, unwieldy, inefficient, intrusive, and gives too much power over our personal lives, specifically our income.
As many have said, the original “Tea Party” was because of taxation and the abuse of it. Yet, here we are in the 21st century and we have traded monarchy tyrants for those who sit in the seats of Congress and the Oval Office of the White House. I don’t mind supporting the government to do its job; but why does it have to be complicated, inefficient and wasteful? Why is it taking so long to reform the tax code? What are the politicians in Washington (and some state governments) so afraid of? The change? Losing control? No longer having carte’ de blanche in spending money that is not theirs to waste?

Mark Alexander of The Patriot Postwrote recently:

Our Founders were uniformly concerned about government power to lay and collect taxes and, accordingly, enumerated specific limitations on taxing and spending. James Madison addressed the issue of unlimited spending, and his words are applicable today: “It has been [said], that the power ‘to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States,’ amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defence or general welfare.” Rejecting that “misconstruction” of our Constitution, Madison went on to write, “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one.”To ensure that federal taxation would be limited to these constraints, Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of our Constitution (the “Taxing and Spending Clause”), as duly ratified in 1789, defined the “Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises,” but Section 8 required that such, “Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” This, in effect, limited the power of Congress to impose direct taxes on individuals, as further outlined in Section 9: “No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.”That Constitutional limitation survived until 1861, when the first income tax was imposed to defray costs of the War Between the States. That three-percent tax on incomes over $800 was sold as an emergency war measure. In 1894, congressional Democrats tested the Constitution, passing a peacetime tax of two percent on income above $4,000. A year later, that tariff was overturned by the Supreme Court as not complying with the limitations set forth in Article 1. However, the greatest historical injury to economic Liberty was dealt in the presidential campaign of 1912, when the father of Democratic Socialism, Woodrow Wilson, was elected on his mastery of class warfare rhetoric, as outlined in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto in the mid-19th century. He used Marx’s populist redistribution theme, “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs,” to gain passage of the Sixteenth Amendment, which stated, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”The top tax rate levied under the new Amendment was just seven percent on incomes above $500,000 (about $12 million in 2012 dollars). Two decades later, Franklin Roosevelt gained acceptance of his New Deal programs via his refined classist rhetoric — and American socialist propaganda has been the bookmarked page in the political playbook of all Democrat presidents since.Though the contrast between, and debate about, Leftist Tyranny versus Essential Liberty was boldly reinvigorated by Ronald Reagan during his two terms of office, never before the election of Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 have so many Americans fully recognized the cumulative manifestation of collectivist socialism.A second Tea Party protest has been brewing since Obama took office, demanding tax reform — but no such reformation will succeed unless accompanied by tax conformation, ensuring that taxes collected are only for expenditures authorized by our Constitution.

We the People need to pass the FairTax Act YESTERDAY. The IRS has too much power for a federal agency. The government has no right to do anything with our income unless we provide our permission – and, unless it is social security and medicare premiums being taken out of my paycheck, there is no way I would provide permission. Our government taxes everything that moves and somethings that don’t. They promise not to RAISE taxes, but behind closed doors they scheme on how to introduce a new taxation. Why do you think they want to get their hands on the Internet? It is not just control they want. Our government has gotten in the practice of using taxation to initiate social engineering, as in the case of tobacco and alcohol. Fuel at the gas pump would be less if it wasn’t taxed to death by the feds, state, and local governments. Taxation is for funding the operation of the government — not for federal and state officials to waste or use as a means of social engineering. 

It is time to make April 15thJUST ANOTHER DAY
 
It is time for Americans to let them know we aren’t dealing with this anymore.
As Reagan said: “Government IS the problem!”

Get rid of the 14,000+ pages of nonsense and replace it with a FairTax that is less than 1,000 pages. Other nations made the move – they are realizing a better economy since they did.

It wouldn’t hurt to listen to Ron Paul and ditch the Federal Reserve or at least remove its fangs. We need to get back on the gold standard that FDR took away from us – and allow Americans to deal in gold, with gold, or whatever else they want to do with gold. Just exactly who do these people in our government think they are?

Here’s an eyeball opener… Did you ever wonder, with the Democrats in Congress representing the wealthiest in Washington, are always saying the “rich don’t pay enough” or that the Republicans are giving the “rich” the tax breaks and not the lower incomes (false)?
Larry Elder, TownHall columnist presents the truth about the Sociocrats, whose motto is: “Don’t do as I do, Do as I say” …
Democrats Love Taxes

 “Tax savings” allows people more money to save, spend, invest, bequeath and donate. On some level, even Democrats understand this. Democrat Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is one of them. In 2001, Massachusetts lowered it state income tax rate. But the legislature showed mercy for the Bay State’s guilt-ridden, tax-hike-supporting liberals. The tax form allowed the filer to check a special box — and pay the old, higher rate. Out of more than 3 million tax filers in 2004, a tiny fraction of 1 percent — 930 taxpayers — volunteered to pay the higher rate. Among those who declined the opportunity was Mr. Frank. Frank explained, “I don’t trust the legislative leadership and Gov. (Mitt) Romney to make the right decisions.”Democrat Sen. Howard Metzenbaum from Ohio (served 1974, 1976-1995) was another tax-supporting Democrat not too keen on paying more in taxes than he needed to. But after retirement, the wealthy Metzenbaum moved to Florida, which, unlike Ohio, is a state with no estate or personal income taxes. This saved him millions. Democrat John Edwards’ wife Elizabeth, during the 2004 campaign, said rich politicians like her husband reveal “character” when they vote against financial “interest” by supporting higher taxes. This is the same John Edwards who, as a trial lawyer winning big jury awards, established a separate sub-corporation to accept the money, paying him through dividends rather than income. Perfectly legal. But this allowed Edwards to avoid some $600K in Medicare payroll taxes. Democrats like Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., rail against the Bush tax cuts that rich people — like himself — “didn’t need” and “didn’t ask for.” Rhode Island requires no sales tax on yachts registered in that state — provided the boat is primarily housed in Rhode Island. Massachusetts is not so understanding. That state requires a sales tax and annual excise taxes. Folks say that Kerry and his 75-foot yacht spend way more time in Massachusetts than in Rhode Island. But accountants say that the wealthy yachtsman can avoid nearly $500K in state taxes by registering his boat in Rhode Island — which he did. All was going well, until a New York paper got hold of the story and Kerry “voluntarily” agreed to pay the Mass. tax — while continuing to insist that he does not really owe it. Democrats like the late Ted Kennedy support the estate tax. And why not? The Kennedy family transfers wealth from generation to generation through trusts that avoid the very estate taxes that Kennedy consistently voted to impose on the wealth of others. Pro-tax-hike Democrats like MSNB-Hee-Haw’s the Rev. Al Sharpton deserve a special wing all to themselves in the Chutzpah Hall of Fame. Sharpton assails the Bush-era tax cuts and wants “the rich” to pay more. Sharpton lists income from his nonprofit at just under a quarter million dollars. Add this to his estimated salary at the cable network, and the “civil rights leader” likely pulls in a tidy $500K. Not bad for a guy that not long ago was a gold-medallion-wearing Harlem rabble-rouser in velour sweatpants who got famous by playing the race card in a phony rape case. Sharpton, according to the New York Post, owes federal taxes and state taxes totaling $3.5 million. How much income would Sharpton have had to earn to amass $3.5 million in state and local taxes? A lot. How much nerve does it take for a guy making a half mil to go on television and pound the podium for higher taxes on the rich — when his own effective tax rate is 0 percent? …

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The house of representatives … can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.

James Madison, Federalist No. 57, 1788

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